sabudana ladoo recipe, how to make sabudana ladoo

Jump to Recipe

Sabudana ladoo recipe With step by step photos – a sweet recipe which is good for fasting as well as during festival days.

Sabudana or tapioca pearls is one ingredient which is much used during fasting or vrats in India. You can make variety of Recipes with sabudana like Sabudana khichdi, Vada, Thalipeeth, Kheer, Tikki or cutlets with them.

sabudana ladoo recipe

This method of making sabudana ladoos were shared by my mom. She had seen this on a tv show. She only saw the way these ladoos are made and told me the method. I had no inkling of the quantity of the ingredients that need to be used. So just eyeballed everything and made the recipe.

The original one uses ghee. I have used oil. Now the difference between using oil and ghee is quite apparent in sweets like ladoos. Firstly the ladoos don’t have the aroma of ghee. Secondly after cooling down, the ghee will solidify at room temperature and give a nice hold and shape to the ladoos. This does not happen with oil. The ladoos do hold shape but not like the ones made with ghee. The ladoos made with ghee are dense but the ones made with oil are a little loose.

Coconut oil works well as a substitute for ghee. However, since the ladoos have already desiccated coconut in them, I did not add coconut oil. I did not want too much of coconut flavor in these ladoos.

I have added hot oil later too, as I realized that the 4 tbsp oil I used to fry the cashews was not enough to bind the ladoos. With all the limitations and setbacks, these ladoos were good. They do stick in the teeth as its the nature of tapioca pearls to become sticky and gluey.

Despite this, The sabudana ladoos tasted awesome and you will like them even more, if you are fond of having coconut in sweets. So do give this sabudana ladoo a try if you are looking for a different variety of ladoo, you want to make for festive or fasting occasions.

Few more Ladoo recipes on the blog which you might like to check are Dry fruits ladoo, Atta ladooMotichur laddu, Rava ladoo and Ragi ladoo recipe.

Sabudana ladoo recipe details below:

Like this Recipe?
Pin it Now to Remember it Later

Pin Recipe Now

sabudana ladoo recipe
Sabudana Ladoo
4.45 from 9 votes
Sabudana ladoo is an Indian sweet made from tapioca pearls, desiccated unsweetened coconut and powdered sugar.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Cuisine Indian

Servings 9 to 10 ladoo

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sabudana (tapoica pearls)
  • ¾ cup desiccated unsweetened coconut
  • ½ or ⅔ cup powdered sugar or as required
  • 6 to 6.5 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • 9 to 10 cashews, chopped
  • 4 to 5 green cardamoms, powdered
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg (jaiphal)

Instructions

  • Roast the sabudana (tapoica pearls) in a kadai or pan on a low flame.
  • They will swell a bit and become crunchy and light brown.
  • This process will take approx 25 to 30 minutes on a low flame.
  • Cool the pearls completely and then grind to a fine powder in a dry grinder.
  • Also lightly roast the coconut for 2-3 minutes.
  • No need to brown the coconut.
  • In the same pan where you have roasted the coconut, add the ground sabudana powder and sugar.
  • Mix well and keep aside.
  • Heat the 5 or 6 tbsp oil/ghee in a small pan.
  • Add chopped cashews and fry them till golden.
  • Pour this whole mixture of oil and browned cashews into the sabudana + coconut + sugar mixture.
  • Also add cardamom powdered and nutmeg.
  • Stir very well with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Then when the mixture is still lightly hot or warm, make medium sized balls from it.
  • Sabudana ladoo are ready to be served.
  • You can also store sabudana ladoos in an air tight container in the fridge for a week.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 24gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.7mg

Like our videos? Then do follow and subscribe to us on youtube to get the latest Recipe Video updates.

Tried this recipe?If you have made the recipe and liked it then do share the recipe link on facebook, twitter & pinterest. For instagram mention @vegrecipesofindia and tag #vegrecipesofindia!

Lets start step by step sabudana ladoo recipe:

1. roast the sabudana (tapioca pearls) in a kadai or pan in a low flame. This step takes a long time… About 30 mins. You have to stir continuously. The pearls swell a bit and become crunchy and light brown when nicely roasted. If you bite, they won’t be crisp as fried sabudana pearl….. But you can bite into it.

roast sabudana for sabudana ladoo recipe

2. As mentioned above, this process of roasting take approx 25 to 30 minutes on a low flame. You can see in the pic the color and texture of the pearls. Cool the pearls completely and then grind to a fine powder in a dry grinder.

roasting sabudana for sabudana ladoo recipe

3. lightly roast the desiccated coconut for 2-3 minutes.  no need to brown the coconut.

coconut to make sabudana ladoo recipe

4. in the same pan where you have roasted the coconut, add the ground sabudana powder.

ground sabudana powder for ladoo recipe

5. Add powdered sugar and mix well.

sugar for making sabudana ladoo recipe

6. heat oil/ghee in a pan. add chopped cashews and fry them till golden.

ghee for preparing sabudana ladoo recipe

7. Pour this whole mixture of oil and browned cashews into the sabudana mixture. also add cardamom powdered and nutmeg.

cashews for sabudana ladoo recipe

8. mix very well.

making sabudana ladoo recipe

9. when the mixture is still slightly hot or warm. Make medium sized balls from it.

making sabudana ladoo recipe

10. Make all the ladoos in a similar way. Sabudana ladoo are ready to be served.

preparing sabudana ladoo recipe

11. You can also Store the sabudana ladoos in an air tight container in a fridge for a week or so. Enjoy the sabudana ladoos.

sabudana ladoo, sabudana ladoo recipe

Share This Recipe:

PinPrintShares33
Dassana Amit

Meet Dassana

Welcome to Dassana's Veg Recipes. I share vegetarian recipes from India & around the World. Having been cooking for decades and with a professional background in cooking & baking, I help you to make your cooking journey easier with my tried and tested recipes showcased with step by step photos & plenty of tips & suggestions.

Get My Secrets to Great Indian Food
Sign up for my FREE Beginners Guide to Delicious Indian Cooking

More Vegetarian Recipes You'll Love

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. We moderate comments and it takes 24 to 48 hours for the comments to appear. We thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have made the recipe, then you can also give a star rating.

Your Recipe Rating




44 Comments

  1. It’s unique and tasty. I tried this for krishna janmastami. It came out very well. Thanq for the new sweet item.4 stars

See More Comments